Flagler Beach is ranked by USA Today as one of the best places to bring pets.
As we traveled across country over the December holidays I noticed that a large percentage of the cars and RVs on the road had at least one dog in them.
Traveling with pups has become easier, with more hotels accepting pets. Some don't even charge an extra fee – always a plus.
Flagler Beach was ranked by USA Today as “one of the best places to take your pets.” That's understandable since most of the beach is pet friendly (no dogs allowed from South 10th St. and North 10th St.), and there are hotels and restaurants that welcome canines.
Dogs must be leashed at all times and pet owners are expected to clean up after their pets.
On the west side of the Flagler Beach bridge there is a dog park in Wadsworth Park. The fenced in area is available for pups to be off leash. The park provides water bowls for the dogs, but I always prefer to bring my own. When we travel I have a large bottle of water to fill their bowls.
Several beachside restaurants now include dog-friendly areas to dine. Some of the restaurants that allow dogs are the Flagler Beach Winery, Fuego del Mar, Johnny D's, High Tide at Snack Jacks, the Java Joint and The Beach House Beanery.
Dog owners can even camp with their pet at the Flagler by the Sea and Beverly Beach campgrounds to the north, and Gamble Rogers State Recreational Area on S. Oceanshore Blvd.